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Making the Most of AI for the Second Half of the School Year with Alana Winnick – Easy EdTech Podcast 251

In this episode, I chat with Educational Technology Director Alana Winnick about harnessing the power of AI for the rest of the academic year and into the future. You’ll also hear Alana share helpful tips for making the most of AI tools in the classroom and insights from her new book, The Generative Age.

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Tips for Making the Most of AI

  • Review what tools are already in your toolbelt.
  • Start small with a time-saving task.
  • Consider how you will talk about AI with your colleagues and students.
  • Jump in and try something new in 2024.


This episode is sponsored by my new free webinar “24 Tips for 2024: Simple Ways to Save Time Using ChatGPT.” I’ll share tips for educators who are new to using chatbots, and ideas you can spin and make your own if you’re already diving into the world of chatbots. We’ll look at ChatGPT of course, alongside alternatives like Claude and Bard, too. Catch the limited replay during the month of January. Either way head to for more details!


Have you subscribed to the podcast yet? I don’t want you to miss an episode and hope you’ll keep following along with me on this podcast journey. When you follow along on Apple Podcasts the new episodes will appear in the app so you don’t have to remember to go looking for them… Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts! And if you have a minute for a BIG favor, add a rating and review to the podcast, too — I would certainly appreciate it!

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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